Phosphate insensitive aminophosphonate mineralisation within oceanic nutrient cycles

@article{Chin2017PhosphateIA,
  title={Phosphate insensitive aminophosphonate mineralisation within oceanic nutrient cycles},
  author={Jason P Chin and John P Quinn and John W. McGrath},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={12},
  pages={973-980}
}
Many areas of the ocean are nutrient-poor yet support large microbial populations, leading to intense competition for and recycling of nutrients. Organic phosphonates are frequently found in marine waters, but require specialist enzymes for catabolism. Previous studies have shown that the genes that encode these enzymes in marine systems are under Pho regulon control and so are repressed by inorganic phosphate. This has led to the conclusion that phosphonates are recalcitrant in much of the… 

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